Hockett Does It Again on ASCS Western World Championships Night Two! PHOENIX, Ariz. (November 7, 2008) -- Jesse Hockett picked off his second Discount Tire Co. American Sprint Car Series Canyon Region feature win in as many nights by...
Hockett Does It Again on ASCS Western World Championships Night Two!
PHOENIX, Ariz. (November 7, 2008) -- Jesse Hockett picked off his second Discount Tire Co. American Sprint Car Series Canyon Region feature win in as many nights by topping Friday night's 20-lap Parker Store ASCS Non-Wing Western World Championship preliminary main event atop Manzanita Speedway's 1/3-mile clay oval.
After wiring the field in Thursday night's feature, "The Rocket" had to utilize some late race heroics to take Friday night's win away from Massey Motorsports teammate Charles Davis, Jr., after a race-long battle for the top position.
While Hockett gridded the feature field from inside the fifth row, "Chargin" Charles Davis, Jr., made a quick burst from the second row inside to take the lead away from front row starters Josh Pelkey and Gary Taylor on the opening circuit of the main event.
Hockett needed just four rounds to charge from ninth to second and set his sights on Davis for the point. The pair of Orange cars proceeded to battle throughout, trading slide jobs several times along the way.
Davis successfully fought off the bulk of Hockett's bids, appearing to finally have the race in hand until a final caution flew for Brady Bacon's disabled mount, setting up a two-lap dash to the checkered flag.
Hockett took quick advantage, sliding into the lead in turns one and two and then beating Davis in the drag race down the backstretch for the lead and ultimate win.
Davis settled for runner-up honors behind the Warsaw, MO, racer, with Jeremy Sherman securing a second consecutive ASCS Canyon Region championship with a third-place finish.In a torrid battle behind the leaders, Gary Taylor claimed fourth with 13th-starter Mike Leslie nipping Brad Sweet at the line for fifth. Nathan High was seventh, with 19th-starter Casey Shuman, Pelkey and Andrew Reinbold completing the top ten.
Sherman, Derek Williams, Pelkey, Mike Martin and Bacon topped Friday night's heat race action, with Jeremy Reagles and R.J. Johnson winning the "B" Mains.
Hockett and Gary Taylor will start Saturday night's Parker Stores ASCS Non-Wing Western World Championships feature event from the front row, with Sherman, High, Shuman, Leslie, Davis and Reinbold also locked into the championship main event. The balance of the 24-car finale will be filled out with the top eight finishers from each of Saturday night's Twin "B" Mains.
Discount Tire Co. ASCS Canyon Region Friday Results from Manzanita Speedway's Parker Store ASCS Non-Wing Western World Championships:
Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 77-Jeremy Sherman, 2. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 3. 1-Brad Sweet, 4. 78m-Leland Michael, 5. 44-Jeremy Reagles, 6. 26az-Bobby Taylor, 7. 73-Josh Ford, 8. 97az-Jon Stanbrough, 9. 22-Jesse Baker, 10. 11-Seainn Hendricsen.
Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 74-Derek Williams, 2. 2az-Jesse Hockett, 3. 5x-Jody Wirth, 4. 5m-Brian O'Donnell, 5. 97-Brandon Lane, 6. 611-Bill Rose, 7. 25-Jesse Dunham, 8. xxx-Zach Sawyers, 9. 17az-Michael Bryan, 10. 77m-Hunter Schuerenberg.
Heat Three (8 Laps): q. 7-Josh Pelkey, 2. 76-Mike Leslie, 3. 88-Johnathon Henry, 4. 15-R.J. Johnson, 5. 0-Stevie Sussex, 6. 20-Shon Deskins, 7. 61x-Bo Baker, 8. 96-Carson Ditsch, 9. 99-Chuck Jackson, 10. 7x-Rick Johnson.
Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 16-Mike Martin, 2. 50az-Charles Davis, Jr., 3. 28-Danny Stratton, 4. 6x-Bryan Swinehart, 5. 27n-Nick Aiuto, 6. 8x-Chris Beal, 7. 76a-Art Mankel, 8. 00-Ken Caskey, 9. 9x-Larry Carter, 10. 8-Bob Ream, Jr.
Heat Five (8 Laps): 1. 99x-Brady Bacon, 2. 12-Nathan High, 3. 5*-Gary Taylor, 4. 32-Casey Shuman, 5. 85-Bobby Marcum, 6. 48-Thomas Ogle, 7. 22x-Justin Grant, 8. 91-Bugs Norbury, 9. 60-Stephen Harms.
First "B" Feature (12 Laps): 1. 44-Jeremy Reagles, 2. 32-Casey Shuman, 3. 20-Shon Deskins, 4. 97az-Jon Stanbrough, 5. 25-Jesse Dunham, 6. 61x-Bo Baker, 7. 6x-Bryan Swinehart, 8. 22-Jesse Baker, 9. 00-Ken Caskey, 10. 22x-Justin Grant, 11. 60-Stephen Harms, 12. 611-Bill Rose, 13. 8x-Chris Beal, 14. 5m-Brian O'Donnell, 15. 99-Chuck Jackson, 16. 8-Bob Ream, Jr. DNS: 77m-Hunter Schuerenberg.
Second "B" Feature (12 Laps): 1. 15-R.J. Johnson, 2. 0-Stevie Sussex, 3. 85-Bobby Marcum, 4. 78m-Leland Michael, 5. 26az-Bobby Taylor, 6. 48-Thomas Ogle, 7. 91-Bugs Norbury, 8. 11-Seainn Hendricsen, 9. 97-Brandon Lane, 10. xxx-Zach Sawyers, 11. 17az-Michael Bryan, 12. 76a-Art Mankel, 13. 7x-Rick Johnson, 14. 96-Carson Ditsch, 15. 73-Josh Ford, 16. 9x-Larry Carter.
"A" Feature (20 Laps): 1. 2az-Jesse Hockett, 2. 50az-Charles Davis, Jr., 3. 77-Jeremy Sherman, 4. 5*-Gary Taylor, 5. 76-Mike Leslie, 6. 1-Brad Sweet, 7. 12-Nathan High, 8. 32-Casey Shuman, 9. 7-Josh Pelkey, 10. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 11. 16-Mike Martin, 12. 85-Bobby Marcum, 13. 15-R.J. Johnson, 14. 88-Johnathon Henry, 15. 20-Shon Deskins, 16. 28-Danny Stratton, 17. 5x-Jody Wirth, 18. 0-Stevie Sussex, 19. 44-Jeremy Reagles, 20. 27n-Nick Aiuto, 21. 74-Derek Williams, 22. 99x-Brady Bacon.
Discount Tire Co. ASCS Canyon Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Jeremy Sherman 3,804, 2. Charles Davis, Jr. 3,632, 3. Nathan High 3,500, 4. Mike Martin 3,449, 5. R.J. Johnson 3,429, 6. Andrew Reinbold 3,391, 7. Mike Leslie 3,360, 8. Josh Pelkey 2,926, 9. Jeremy Reagles 2,681, 10. Thomas Ogle 2,546.